Friday, December 3, 2010

Crazy for Dots & Stripes!

Those of you who have been reading my blog for awhile know that I have a thing for dots.  I have quite a collection of dot fabrics, but am always on the lookout for more.  When my sister bought me a gift certificate for Fat Quarter Shop for Christmas, I was pretty sure that I was going to use it for dot fabrics since FQS has a great selection.  I've had the GC since July and have been waiting patiently for a good sale.  That day arrived on Black Friday when FQS offered twenty percent off everything.  Perfect!  That was just what I was waiting for and I didn't hesitate to place my order LOL.  I have also gotten really interested in stripes lately after I used one for binding one of my sister's Christmas quilts, so I ordered quite a few stripe prints as well.

The GC was for $200 (purchased for only $160 during the special sale in July), which qualified my order for free shipping.  When all was said and done, I owed $25.  Not bad at all, especially when you see how much I got, which I bet is what you are waiting for.  So without further adieu, here is my loot from the FQS.  Of course it was beautifully packaged.  I didn't take the fabrics out of the individual bags yet because they are easier to store as they are right now.  You'll have to trust me that the bags with stripes are full of great stripe fabrics.  I got 51 different cuts of fabric ranging from 1/2 yd to 1 yd each.

But that's not all.  You had to know that, didn't you?  Dawn and I hit a local quilt shop on Friday as well and I picked up a nice stripe fabric at 25% off and a couple of dot fat quarters.  That filled up my punch card, giving me $25 in store credit, so I went back the next day and between using a 40% off coupon and my credit, I picked up 5 yards of this gorgeous batik for less than $8, including almost $3 of sales tax, so basically 5 bucks.  The other fabrics are the ones I got on Friday, plus a couple of Kaffe Fasset fabrics that Dawn had added to her order for me.

And of course the cats have been up to their usual activities.  Sassy recently learned how to get to the top of the entertainment center and she somehow does it very quietly so you can't catch her before she gets up there *sigh*.  Once she's up there, she stays towards the back where she knows you can't reach her.  Here she is just an hour or so ago hanging out with her kitty friend that lives on top of the entertainment center. 

And here she is standing on her house, desperately trying to reach the curtains, which thankfully she can't or I'd probably find her hanging from them. 

Echo has also spent time on the house since I moved it in front of this window.

Tyrone helped me changed the furnace filter this week by testing the ladder for me before I used it.  He is quite adept at climbing ladders.

Echo was helpful too...he closely supervised the quilting of my sister's Christmas quilts.

And Sassy tested them for softness afterwards.

And here she is apparently using her back leg as a pillow.  She has the weirdest sleeping positions of any cat I've ever owned.


Char said...

Wow, I thought I was going through a dot and stripe thing, but you win! You got a lot of great fabric.
Love the helpers. I have two cats but only one helps me. The other likes to help my husband.

Terry said...

Your cats are too funny! Love all the fabric you got! :0)

Denise in PA said...

Wow - you did great!! I love when you can use GCs, and sales, and coupons and free shipping to get great deals! And I love dots and stripes too. That batik is awesome also. Good for you! Your kitties are a hoot!

carol fun said...

What a great haul of dots and stripes - oh you can't have too many dots as I see it. Hope there is some quality sewing time in the weekend for you.

Exuberant Color said...

Do you have a project in mind for the dots and stripes? Can you use small pieces too or just yardage? I have leftover small pieces from my 170 dots quilt that I can share.